Drivers caught breaking the law

 WITH his licence suspended because of loss of points, Michael Andrew Kaye drove along Old Maryborough Road in Gympie on August 3 and was stopped by police. The Court heard Kaye, 49, “was no newcomer” to unlicensed driving charges with a prior conviction in September 2009. Kaye, of East Deep Creek, was fined $600 and disqualified from driving for six months.

  •  A SUSPENSION from driving by the State Penalties Enforcement Registry for unpaid fines meant Conan Charles Brown, 24, was unlicensed when he drove through Gympie on August 13. He was intercepted by police at Kybong and was brought before Court on a charge of repeat unlicensed driving. Brown, of Bluetail Crescent, Upper Coomera, was fined $600 and lost his licence for two months.

  • POLICE checking Brett Graham Butler’s licence found it had expired, however Butler said he was unaware. Police officers agreed that his signature had obscured the expiry date on his licence and the court heard he had since renewed it. Butler, 48, of Markallan Road, Araluen, was fined $50.


  •  FOR failing to ensure his drivers licence and vehicle registration were up to date, Tyrone Michael O’Shaughnessy, 39, of Pomona, was charged with driving an unregistered and uninsured vehicle, and for driving without a licence. He was fined a total of $800.

  • RIDING a motorbike with the wrong class licence resulted in Joel Grant Griffiths, 26, being charged with unlicensed driving. Griffiths, of Curra Estate had been riding a 600cc motorbike at Chatsworth on August 13 when he was only licensed for a 250cc. He said he was in the process of upgrading his licence for a bigger motorcycle. He was fined $400.
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